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Meet and greet for new genealogy librarian is Monday

The Friends of the Library will host a meet and greet reception at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Library at 5:30 p.m. Monday to introduce Lillian L. Wingate, the library's new genealogy librarian.

December 05, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Head of water dept. to retire

Wayne Johnson, 67, retiring as Statesboro's water and wastewater director, leaves a system with more than 2.5 times as many customers as it had when he came to work for the city 34 years ago, but which sends a million gallons less waste water to the treatment plant each day than it once did.

December 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Mayor vetoes retirement pay hike for elected officials

Exercising a rarely used power provided in the Statesboro City Charter, Mayor Jan Moore issued a veto Friday of an ordinance change increasing retirement pay for the mayor and City Council members.

December 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Two killed, two injured in Hwy. 67 crash

Two were killed and two seriously injured Friday morning in a single vehicle crash on Hwy. 67 about a mile south of the Kiwanis Fairgrounds.

December 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Migos rapper “Offset” freed after sentencing

A rap artist who has been incarcerated in the Bulloch County Jail since April walked free Friday after taking an "Alford plea" to charges stemming from an altercation in the jail.

December 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


FULL STORY: Gary Lewis indicted for attempted extortion

A federal grand jury returned an indictment Thursday charging Statesboro City Councilman Gary L. Lewis, 65, with attempted extortion. Lewis has served 17 years on the council and, after not seeking re-election, was set to retire Dec. 31.

December 03, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Tops in Georgia — again

With the highest graduation rate and the highest high school enrollment rate among technical colleges in Georgia, Ogeechee Technical College was named Thursday as the state's Technical College of the Year.

December 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Hinesville man charged with child molestation

A Hinesville man who allegedly came to Statesboro for a sexual encounter with a teenage female faces sex offense charges.

December 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Citizen calls for changes at animal shelter

Concerns about a high euthanasia rate and other animal shelter issues were the focus of a local man who spoke during Tuesday night's Bulloch County Commission meeting.

December 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged with child molestation

A Statesboro man accused of touching a teen in an inappropriate manner faces sex offense charges.

December 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Council ups elected officials’ retirement pay

On a morning when city officials honored departing District 2 Councilman Gary Lewis and District 3 Councilman Will Britt, a majority of Statesboro City Council approved a 28.6% increase in future retirement pay for current and future council members and mayors. It will benefit Lewis almost immediately and Britt 24 years from now.

December 01, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Lambert named Chamber Business Leader of the Year

The 2015 Business Leader of the Year has made a great impact on the local economy over more than two decades. Doug Lambert, whose footprints in the hospitality industry include eight hotels built in Savannah and Statesboro, was given the prestigious award Tuesday during the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting.

December 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Holiday hopes, doubts

Gasoline prices under $2 a gallon and the lowest unemployment rates in seven years are encouraging some Statesboro shoppers this holiday season, but not all are convinced that the economy is in a genuine upturn.

November 30, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Ogeechee Tech Boards earn recognition from state

The Ogeechee Technical College Board of Directors and the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees recently received recognition at the Fall Leadership Conference for the Technical College System of Georgia in Atlanta.

November 30, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Complete Car Care owner feels 'blessed'

This is the time of year that we like to reflect back on our many blessings.

November 30, 2015 | | Local


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Speak Up for Education not all about waivers

In the opening assembly, Thursday night's Speak Up for Education focused on a plan to make the Bulloch County Schools a Strategic Waivers School ...

January 29, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Register by Monday to vote in presidential primary

Bulloch County residents who want to vote in the presidential primary election on March 1, must be registered by Monday.

January 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Marty Waters to seek probate judge seat

A fourth candidate has entered the race to become the next Bulloch County probate judge.

January 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Crash survivor remains on life support

A Portal man who lost his wife, 6-month-old great-granddaughter and the infant's mother Wednesday in a car crash in Jenkins County remains on life ...

January 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Build the beloved community’

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Statesboro celebrated their new home Sunday with an emotional dedication service amid hopes of spreading "more love, justice and peace."

January 28, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Education advocate challenges all

Dr. Steve Perry, a strident advocate for education revolution and founder and principal of the Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Conn., came to Georgia ...

January 28, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


3 killed in Jenkins Co. accident

A Portal family lost three loved ones Wednesday night in a tragic accident just inside Jenkins County. Two more family members survived, with one in ...

January 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Dreamgirls’ coming to Boro

"Dreamgirls" may just knock your socks off!

January 28, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch Extension welcomes new 4-H agent

Bulloch County has a new agent, and Victoria Tillery said she is excited about taking the county 4-H program to its next level.

January 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Council putting alcohol law in final form – maybe

After almost two years of looking at a new Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance without adopting it, Statesboro City Council held a work session last week and ...

January 27, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


OTC student reaches GOAL

Ogeechee Technical College student Melissa Behling may have taken a slightly different path to arrive at OTC than most of her classmates, but she is ...

January 26, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Biggest Loser contestant comes home

Although Statesboro resident Tonsheia "Toy" Grandison was eliminated from NBC's "Biggest Loser" reality show Monday night, she believes the experience has left her a ...

January 26, 2016 | By EDDIE LEDBETTER | Local


Man pleads guilty to child molestation

Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed sentenced a Bulloch County man to 20 years to serve in prison for molesting a juvenile relative.

January 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Clito murder case moving towards trial

Jury selection for the murder trial of a local man accused of shooting his friend in the head in April 2014 is tentatively set for ...

January 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: 'Battlbox' takes off for Boro entrepreneurs

Statesboro entrepreneur Daniel Dabbs was amazed at how excited his girlfriend Stephanie Howell gets every month when she receives her Birchbox delivery.

January 25, 2016 | | Local


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